Problem Solving Strategies

Author: Arthur Engel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387226415
Release Date: 2008-01-19
Genre: Mathematics

A unique collection of competition problems from over twenty major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students. Written for trainers and participants of contests of all levels up to the highest level, this will appeal to high school teachers conducting a mathematics club who need a range of simple to complex problems and to those instructors wishing to pose a "problem of the week", thus bringing a creative atmosphere into the classrooms. Equally, this is a must-have for individuals interested in solving difficult and challenging problems. Each chapter starts with typical examples illustrating the central concepts and is followed by a number of carefully selected problems and their solutions. Most of the solutions are complete, but some merely point to the road leading to the final solution. In addition to being a valuable resource of mathematical problems and solution strategies, this is the most complete training book on the market.

Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies

Author: John Adair
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749458904
Release Date: 2010-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that the best decisions are taken, problems are solved in the optimum way, and the creative ideas and innovations so necessary for tomorrow's business flow freely. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies it explains key concepts such as: how the mind works, the principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills and how to develop their thinking skills in the future.

Can Do Problem solving

Author: Sarah Foster
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748777440
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Addresses all the different strategies for problem-solving, ensuring your pupils from Years 1 to 6 become successful problem solvers. Includes the full range of problems: finding all possibilities; logic problems; finding rules and describing patterns; diagrams and visual puzzles. Provides clear links to the National Numeracy Strategy.

Math in Our Solar System

Author: Barbara M. Linde
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1404251359
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Uses problem-solving strategies and elementary mathematics to explore the planets and moons in the solar system.

Maths Problem Solving Toolkit

Author: Lucy Simonds
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435218256
Release Date: 2004-08-01

The mixed-year Problem-Solving Toolkit (Teacher Book and CD): * Provides ideas for teaching the full range of problem-solving strategies. * Offers guidance on when to use each strategy * Contains a planning chart for integration alongside any maths topic. * Includes problems for pupils to practise each strategy. * Includes mixed problems where pupils can decide which strategy to use.

Problem Solving in Mathematics Grades 3 6

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412960663
Release Date: 2009-03-18
Genre: Education

With sample problems and solutions, this book demonstrates how teachers can incorporate nine problem solving strategies into any mathematics curriculum to help students succeed.

Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence The Integration of Problem Solving Strategies

Author: Donald E. Brown
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792391063
Release Date: 1990-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

The purpose of this book is to introduce and explain research at the boundary between two fields that view problem solving from different perspectives. Researchers in operations research and artificial intelligence have traditionally remained separate in their activities. Recently, there has been an explosion of work at the border of the two fields, as members of both communities seek to leverage their activities and resolve problems that remain intractable to pure operations research or artificial intelligence techniques. This book presents representative results from this current flurry of activity and provides insights into promising directions for continued exploration. This book should be of special interest to researchers in artificial intelligence and operations research because it exposes a number of applications and techniques, which have benefited from the integration of problem solving strategies. Even researchers working on different applications or with different techniques can benefit from the descriptions contained here, because they provide insight into effective methods for combining approaches from the two fields. Additionally, researchers in both communities will find a wealth of pointers to challenging new problems and potential opportunities that exist at the interface between operations research and artificial intelligence. In addition to the obvious interest the book should have for members of the operations research and artificial intelligence communities, the papers here are also relevant to members of other research communities and development activities that can benefit from improvements to fundamental problem solving approaches.

Problem solving Strategies in Mathematics

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9814651621
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Mathematics

This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In so doing, the common — less efficient — approach is first mentioned and then the effective strategy is shown. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

Introduction to Functional Equations

Author: Costas Efthimiou
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821853146
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Genre: Mathematics

Functions and their properties have been part of the rigorous precollege curriculum for decades. And functional equations have been a favorite topic of the leading national and international mathematical competitions. Yet the subject has not received equal attention by authors at an introductory level. The majority of the books on the topic remain unreachable to the curious and intelligent precollege student. The present book is an attempt to eliminate this disparity. The book opens with a review chapter on functions, which collects the relevant foundational information on functions, plus some material potentially new to the reader. The next chapter presents a working definition of functional equations and explains the difficulties in trying to systematize the theory. With each new chapter, the author presents methods for the solution of a particular group of equations. Each chapter is complemented with many solved examples, the majority of which are taken from mathematical competitions and professional journals. The book ends with a chapter of unsolved problems and some other auxiliary material. The book is an invaluable resource for precollege and college students who want to deepen their knowledge of functions and their properties, for teachers and instructors who wish to enrich their curricula, and for any lover of mathematical problem-solving techniques. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.